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Jayson Merkley

Jayson Merkley has written 4 posts for Vegan GMO
On the left, pancreas glands are examined as they arrive from the meatpacking house. On the right, the glands are run through grinders before the next step in the process, insulin extraction. Photograph courtesy of “Stories from the National Museum of American History” http://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/2013/11/two-tons-of-pig-parts-making-insulin-in-the-1920s.html

“GMOs” for the Animals: The case of pig-free insulin

by Juan Drewjn, Vegan GMO Latinoamerica. Diabetes is a disease in which blood sugar (i.e. glucose) is too high. Type 1 diabetes prevents your body from making insulin. With type 2 diabetes -the most common type- your body doesn’t make or use insulin well. Insulin is a protein that is needed to lower glucose levels […]

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Vegans Must March for Science

Science and justice go hand in hand. By Jayson Merkley Director, Vegan GMO If you see veganism as a movement for justice then you better be at the March for Science this weekend. That’s what veganism is for us. Not a weight-loss diet, not a fad, not a marketing gimmick. Veganism is how we express […]

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Chickens will suffer for the Non-GMO Project’s regressive ideology

Not only is lab meat safer than alternatives, it has the potential to save billions of lives. by Jayson Merkley Director, Vegan GMO The Non-GMO Project is happy to sacrifice billions of chickens in pursuit of regressive ideological purity. That was the clear message sent in a March 17th tweet: “This new genetic engineering technology […]

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Embracing science for the animals

Compassionate lifestyles are backed by scientific facts. by Juan Drewjn, Vegan GMO Latinoamerica There are a lot of vegans who are wary of science.  This unease is likely based on misunderstandings about what constitutes “science” and how knowledge has been gained through use of the scientific method. Here are some scientific facts that are helpful for […]

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